One of the biggest misconceptions in the world of gardening is that Roses are difficult and time-consuming to grow. Nothing could be further from the truth. Roses are easy to grow and are amongst the most tolerant of plants. Obviously, with the correct feeding and cultivation techniques they will perform to their absolute best. However even if you are the most neglectful gardener you should still be able to enjoy the perfection of a rose bush in bloom. After all Roses have endured since time as we know it began, and are still the most popular flower in the world today. So feel the fear and do it anyway - plant a rose or three. If you are still a little uncertain, click on our How To page for useful tips from Harry & Lloyd.
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Roses have inspired poets, writers, artists, designers and gardeners for thousands of years. We are sure our extensive range will inspire you. Remember we have the largest range in New Zealand to choose from whether you love modern Hybrid Teas, old-fashioned Ramblers, Floribundas and everything in between. Just click on the various varieties listed for specific information and range.
"Rose! Thou art the sweetest flower that ever drank the amber shower: Even the Gods, who walk the sky, are amorous of thy scented sigh."
Climber Modern. A very popular climber with clusters of large, loosely formed ruffled flowers of deep golden yellow paling to cream. The foliage is dark green and glossy. Flowers continuously throughout the summer, tolerant of some shade and poor soil. Nice soft fragrance. Shows good disease resistance. 1957.
Colour: Yellow / Gold Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.8m
Shrub. Large, mainly single blooms of soft golden yellow with prominent golden brown stamens and a gentle fragrance appear continuously through-out summer. Dark stems and glossy light green foliage that shows good disease resistance. A strong upright shrub rose that is worthy of a place in the garden. 1956.
Colour: Yellow / Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.2m
Austin. Everyone just loves Graham Thomas because he is so generous with his blooms which are richly scented. He always looks his best with warm, golden yellow blooms set against mid green foliage. He's also very reliable and a top performer. 1983. PVR.
Also used as a climber
This iconic yellow rose was named after Graham Stuart Thomas who was very influential in the re-introduction of 'old roses' to modern gardeners.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.9m
Floribunda. An unusual rose with large clusters of pink buds that open to chartreuse-green blooms with hints of buff and pink. Quite a vigorous grower and to quote Rosarian Peter Beales 'good for cutting and conversation'. Would look good in a container. 1980.
Colour: Green / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 90cm x 60cm
Floribunda. A charming low growing rose that produces clusters of fully double, creamy white flowers with soft pink and peachy highlights. Matt dark green foliage and a nice soft fragrance. A good hedging rose and for group planting in beds. Flowers continuously throughout the summer. 1909.
Pronounced 'Grooss ahn ar-kn' - the name of this rose refers to the the breeder's home town of Aachen and means "greetings to Aachen" - just in case you were wondering!
Colour: Cream / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 70cm x 70cm
Floribunda. This little sweetie is a sport from Gruss an Aachen registered in 1929. The bush has a compact low growing habit making it an ideal container rose however don't worry the bloom size is not compromised. Lovely fragrant clusters of double peachy pink blooms will delight from summer to autumn.
This rose is relatively thorn free for those of you who don't like giving blood.
Colour: Pink / Cream Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm
Floribunda Std. A charming low growing rose that produces clusters of fully double, creamy white flowers with soft pink and peachy highlights. Matt dark green foliage and a nice soft fragrance. Flowers continuously throughout the summer. 1909. (Pronounced Grooss ahn ar-kn.)
The name of this rose refers to the the breeder's home town of Aachen and means "greetings to Aachen" - just in case you were wondering!
Colour: White / Cream Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std
Climber - Hybrid Tea. A sumptuously beautiful rose bred in France in 1938. The large double flowers are coloured a rich, dark, velvety crimson and open to reveal golden stamens. Powerfully fragrant. Strong healthy foliage. Gorgeous.
Colour: Red Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4.5m x 3m
Hybrid Tea. This superb rose is the last to be bred by the international Rosarian Sam McGredy. A beautiful blend of cream,peach,apricot and salmon, with the darker tones towards the centre fading beautifully to the outer petals. Fragrant, disease resistant and sturdy. PVR. 2007.
Awarded best hybrid tea at the Pacific Rose Bowl Rose 2011
Colour: Apricot / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m